A vortex of incredibly musical sounds, all created with the mighty Thor!
Auditory Vortex Refill, Volume 1 contains over 430 Thor patches including
slicing leads, booming basses, breathtaking pads, ripping guitars, keys, and
even drums, plus a bonus of more than 170 Combinators.
Auditory Vortex Refill focuses on highly playable and musical sounds. From
unusual ethnic sounds created using physical modeling techniques which can be
tweaked and twisted, to giant un-earthly circuits calling from another realm,
you’ll find many fresh sounds here to enhance just about any style of music.
You’ll find a few psycho-acoustic inspired sounds, such as our own impression
of a burning piano on fire. An abundance of phat synth leads. Many shimmering
pads that have lots of depth and movement. Many thick basses, ready to kick a
hole in your track.
The expertly programmed Thor patches in this Refill are grouped into the
following categories: Bass (56), Bell-like (14), Ethnic (10), Guitar (40),
Keys (10), Leads (110), Orchestral Inspired (19), Pads & Textures (93),
Percussion (32), Other synth patches (50), plus over 170 Combinators that take
advantage of layered effects and instrument combinations, to make huge and
Those who loved the guitar patches in our Phat Math Refill are in for another
treat. Thor allows for even deeper programming, which we use here to increase
the playability, realism and expressiveness. There are 68 Combinators, and 40
Thor patches dedicated to Guitar inspired sounds. You may have a hard time
believing that the sounds you’re playing are coming from a synth!
Most sounds take advantage of Mod Wheel and Aftertouch mapping, so be sure try
moving those controllers when playing patches. Most patches also take
advantage of Thor’s assignable knobs, for quick access to useful parameters,
so you can easily create your own variations of the sounds.
The demos below are using entirely Thor and Combinator patches from the
Refill, except for track 3, which also includes a drum kit from Reason Drum
Kits 2.0. All the rest are using the incredible synthisis of Thor! Guitar
patches in the demos use mod wheel and velocity to control sustained and muted
File size: 10 MB